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Monday, May 13, 2024

2024 Outer Critics Circle Awards Announced by Lauren Yarger

  Jenn Colella, center, Carrie-Chapman-Catt and the Suffs Company. Photo: Joan Marcus The Cast of Stereophonic. Photo: Julieta Cervantes Outer Critics Circle Awards 2024 Winners noted …

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Tuesday, April 23, 2024

Outer Critics Circle Awards Announced by Lauren Yarger

Off-Broadway’s Dead Outlaw leads the musical pack with nine nominations. Stereophonic is the most nominated Broadway show, with seven. Nominees for the 2024 John Gassner Award for New…

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Wednesday, March 20, 2024

Off-Broadway Review: Tuesdays with Morrie with Len Cariou by Lauren Yarger

  Chris Domig and Len Cariou. Photo: Jeremy Varner Tuesdays with MorrieBy Jeffrey Hatcher and Mitch Albom, based on the book by Mitch AlbomDirected by Erwin MaasPresented by Sea Dog Theat…

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Wednesday, October 4, 2023

Theater Review: The 12 -- Goodspeed Musicals, CT by Lauren Yarger

  The cast of Goodspeed's THE 12. Photo: Diane Sobolewski The 12 Music and Lyrics by Neil BergBook and Lyrics by Robert SchenkkanDirected by John DoyleGoodspeed Musicals Through Oct. …

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Friday, September 15, 2023

Off-Broadway Review: Out of the Apple Orchard by Lauren Yarger

  Out of the Apple OrchardBy Ellen W. Kaplan, based on the book by Yvonne DavidDirected by Nicole RaphaelActors Temple By Lauren Yarger A sweet tale of forgiveness offers a breath of fresh…

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Tuesday, May 16, 2023

2023 Outer Critics Circle Winners Announced: Some Like it Hot, Leopoldstadt Lead Honors by Lauren Yarger

Joshua Satine in Leopoldstadt. Photo: Joan Marcus The cast of Some Like it Hot. Photo: Marc J. Franklin The Outer Critics Circle (OCC), the official organization of writers on New York…

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Thursday, April 27, 2023

2023 Outer Critics Circle Nominations Announced by Lauren Yarger

Broadway musical New York, New York leads the pack with twelve nominations, followed by Some Like It Hot with ten nods. Downstate and Leopoldstadt lead the plays, with six nominations each. …

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Sunday, October 23, 2022

Remembering Susan L. Schulman by Lauren Yarger

  Press Agent Susan L. Schulman By Lauren Yarger With the death of Broadway Publicist Susan L. Schulman, we have lost not only one of our best press agents and a trailblazer for women in…

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Sunday, October 16, 2022

Broadway Theater Review: 1776 by Lauren Yarger

  Elizabeth A. Davis, Patrena Murray, Crystal Lucas-Perry in Roundabout Theatre Company's 1776. Photo: Joan Marcus 1776 Music and Lyrics by Sherman EdwardsBook By Peter Stone, based on a…

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Broadway Theater Review: Leopoldstadt by Lauren Yarger

Joshua Satine. Photo: Joan MarcusLeopoldstadt By Tom StoppardDirected by Patrick MarberLongacre Theatre (220 W 28th St, NYC).By Lauren YargerOne family's journey of love and endurance plays …

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Broadway Theater Review: Cost of Living by Lauren Yarger

KatySullivan, David Zayas. Photo: Jeremy Daniel Gregg Mozgala, Kara Young. Photo: Jeremy Daniel Cost of LivingBy Martyna Majok Directed by Jo BonneySamuel J. Friedman Theatre Extended th…

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Friday, September 16, 2022

Phantom to Close on Broadway by Lauren Yarger

  Norm Lewis as the Phantom of the Opera. Photo: Matthew Murphy THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA will conclude its history-making run in February 2023.  The longest-running show in Broadway hi…

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Wednesday, August 24, 2022

Off-Broadway Theater Review: Between the Lines by Lauren Yarger

Jake David Smith and Arielle Jacobs. Photo: Matt Murphy Between the LinesBook by Timothy Allen McDonald, based on the book by Jodi Picoult  and Samantha van LeerMusic and Lyrics by Elyssa …

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Off-Broadway Theater Review: HYPROV: Improv Under Hypnosis by Lauren Yarger

(Asad Mecci and Colin Mochrie ©Aaron Cobb) HYPROVCreated and Performed by Colin Mochrie and Asad MecciDirected by Stan ZimmermanOriginal Music by Rufus WainwrightMusic Director John Hilsen…

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Thursday, August 4, 2022

Broadway Theater Review: Into the Woods by Lauren Yarger

Aymee Garcia, Cole Thompson, Kennedy Kanagawa Photo: Matthew Murphy and Evan Zimmerman for MurphyMade Into the WoodsBy James LapineMusic by Stephen SondheimDirected by Lear deBessonetMusic …

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Broadway Theater Review: The Kite Runner by Lauren Yarger

  (Front row) Danish Farooqui, Amir Arison, Joe Joseph, (back row) Faran Tahir, Evan Zes,Houshang Touzie and Dariush Kashani. Photo: Joan Marcus The Kite RunnerAdapted by Matthew Spangler…

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Tuesday, May 17, 2022

2022 Outer Critics Circle Awards Announced by Lauren Yarger

SIX: Abby Mueller (Jane Seymour), Samantha Pauly (Katherine Howard), Adrianna Hicks (Catherine of Aragon), Andrea Macasaet (Anne Boleyn), Brittney Mack (Anna of Cleves) and Anna Uzele (Cathe…

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Monday, May 2, 2022

Broadway Theatre Review: Macbeth with Daniel Craig by Lauren Yarger

Asia Kate Dillon, Che Ayende, Danny Wolohan, Amber Gray, Daniel Craig, Emeka Guindo,Paul Lazar, Maria Dizzia, Grantham Coleman, Bobbi MacKenzie, Ruth Negga, Phillip James Brannon MacbethBy …

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Broadway Theater Review: Birthday Candles with Debra Messing by Lauren Yarger

  From left, Susannah Flood (Alice/Madeline/Ernie),Enrico Colantoni(Kenneth),Debra Messing(ErnestineAshworth),Christopher Livingston(Billy/John),John Earl Jelks(Matt/William),Crystal Finn …

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Broadway Theater Review: Mrs. Doubtfire by Lauren Yarger

  Austin Elle Fisher(Natalie Hillard),Tyler Wladis(Christopher Hillard),Analise Scarpaci(Lydia Hillard),Jenn Gambatese(Miranda Hillard) and Rob McClure(Daniel Hillard as Euphegenia Doubtfi…

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Broadway Theater Review: MJ, the Michael Jackson Musical by Lauren Yarger

Myles Frost and Cast. Photo by Matthew Murphy. MJBook By Lynn NottageFeaturing the music of Michael JacksonDirected and Choreographed by Christopher Wheeldon By Lauren YargerIf you like the …

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Broadway Theater Review: How I Learned to Drive with Mary-Louise Parker and David Morse by Lauren Yarger

David Morse and Mary-Louise Parker. Photo: Jeremy Daniel How I Learned to DriveBy Paula VogelDirected by Mike BrokawSamuel J. Friedman TheatreThrough May 29  By Lauren Yarger 25 years ago …

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Tuesday, April 26, 2022

Lehman Trilogy, Kimberly Akimbo, Harmony Lead Outer Critics Circle Award Nominations by Lauren Yarger

  The Lehman Trilogy, Harmony and Kimberly Akimbo lead nominations for the The Outer Critics Circle Awards honoring the 2021-2022 Broadway and Off-Broadway season. The Lehman Trilogy, …

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Wednesday, April 6, 2022

Broadway Theater Review: Plaza Suite with Sarah Jessica Parker and Matthew Broderick by Lauren Yarger

Matthew Broderick and Sarah Jessica Parker in Neil Simon's Plaza Suite (Photo by Joan Marcus) Plaza Suite By Neil Simon Directed by John Benjamin Hickey Hudson Theatre Through June 26, 202…

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Friday, February 18, 2022

Broadway Theater Review: The Music Man with Hugh Jackman and Sutton Foster by Lauren Yarger

Hugh Jackman, Sutton Foster and the cast of The Music Man. Photo by Julieta Cervantes. The Music ManMusic and Lyrics by Meredith WillsonDirected by Jerry ZaksChoreography by Warren CarlyleWi…

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Monday, December 20, 2021

Cancellations of Shows and Updates Schedules Broadway/Off-Broadway by Lauren Yarger

  Updates on cancellations will appear here. Check back. AINT TOO PROUD canceled through Dec. 26 ALADDIN closed through Dec. 24, plans to re-open Dec. 26 DEAR EVAN HANSEN will c…

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Thursday, November 11, 2021

Updated Covid Policies for Broadway Shows by Lauren Yarger

  Photo: Alexander Cy Vaccination and Mask Policy for Broadway Shows in NYC through Feb. 28, 2022 The owners and operators of all 41 Broadway theatres in New York City will continue to r…

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Saturday, October 9, 2021

Broadway Theater Review: SIX by Lauren Yarger

Abby Mueller (Jane Seymour), Samantha Pauly (Katherine Howard), Adrianna Hicks (Catherine of Aragon), Andrea Macasaet (Anne Boleyn), Brittney Mack (Anna of Cleves) and Anna Uzele (Catherine …

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Tuesday, August 17, 2021

Off-Broadway Theater Review: Trial on the Potomac starring Rich Little as Richard Nixon by Lauren Yarger

Rich Little as Richard Nixon. Photo: Steve Bergman Trial on the Potomac By George Bugatti Directed by Josh Iacovelli Theater at St. Clement's Through Sept. 4, 2021 By Lauren Yarger We a…

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Monday, July 26, 2021

Become Part of the Art at Van Gogh Immersive Experience by Lauren Yarger

By Lauren YargerHave you ever gazed at a Van Gogh painting and longed to take a walk inside it? Or wondered what the artist must have seen while painting it. Or wished you could have created…

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Friday, October 23, 2020

Dorothy Lyman Play Gets Zoom Readings by Lauren Yarger

 THE KEYS, a new play by Dorothy Lyman ("Mama's Family," "All My Children"), will have two readings on Zoom, produced by Pat Flicker Addiss and Lauren Yarger. THE KEYS, a story of f…

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